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Software Development Manager - Embedded Platform

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 3499

At Sonos we are passionate about building and delivering the finest HiFi audio experiences to our customers.  Our products stream all the music on earth, in every room, wirelessly, and you control it all from the palm of your hand.  It’s easy to use, but keeping things simple and bug free is hard work.

As a Software Development Manager for Embedded Platform you will lead a team of world class engineers responsible for delivering the industry’s most innovative audio processing and smart networking solution for streaming audio in your home.  Your focus will be on new product development and bringing amazing audio experiences to life with our hardware platform. You will work closely with cross functional teams to understand business requirements and product architecture across multiple disciplines of software, hardware, acoustics, networking and wireless technologies. You will have fun and innovate every day in our fast paced and creative environment.  If you love music, solving challenging software problems, and doing things the right way every time, we’d like to talk to you!
About You

Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.

Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

If this sounds like you, read on and let’s connect soon.

What You’ll Do
  • Hire, mentor, and retain top engineering talent.
  • Lead a team of high performing engineers working on multiple projects and releases.
  • Work with your partners across the organization to develop processes and strategies for producing new features and products that delight our customers.
  • Manage all the stages of large engineering projects from concept to design through implementation and release.  This includes staffing allocation, project management and documentation.
  • Use telemetry to understand real-world usage and performance to drive product improvements.
  • Coach team members on software development skills and leadership responsibilities. Help guide their professional development and grow their careers.
Skills You’ll Need
  • Experience in managing engineers and leading large software projects.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively. 
  • Track record of shipping reliable, extensible and maintainable software.
  • Working knowledge of C and C++ development, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of embedded systems.
  • Thrives in fast-paced, results oriented environment.
  • Understanding of how to develop and maintain embedded systems.
  • Experience with Linux kernel development is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of L2 and L3 networking and Wi-Fi (802.11) technologies is a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development with at least 3+ years of leading teams in software development
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a strong match, we'll reach out!
More About Our Band

In 2002, we set out to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our mission–to fill every home with amazing sounding music. Yes, it was an ambitious goal. Challenging, too. And that hasn’t changed.

Since those early days, we’ve remained tirelessly focused on finding innovative ways to make listening out loud, with friends and loved ones, the truly transformative experience it should be. We’ve seen our vision capture the imaginations of music lovers in more than 60 countries, as we’ve continued to introduce products, software, and technologies that help people share the songs they love, discover new music they never knew existed, and experience richer, more musical lives.

At Sonos, we are building a team with extraordinary talent to help us fill every home with music. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.